Diane Rappisi finesses layers of pastel into paintings embued with subtle drama. While the vibrant color works to create light and form, Rappisi also uses it as a highly expressive component, pushing and manipulating values to convey a variety of moods and feelings as she responds to a variety of subjects.
View a few examples of her landscape painting as well as her still life paintings below, and read more about Diane Rappisi in the December 2014 issue of Pastel Journal, available now in our online shop and on newsstands November 11.
Castlewood Canyon (pastel, 9×6) by Diane Rappisi
Spring Snow (pastel, 9×7) by Diane Rappisi
Lilacs (pastel, 14×18) by Diane Rappisi
Mirror Mirror (pastel, 12×9) by Diane Rappisi
Read more about Diane Rappisi and view her pastel figures in the December 2014 issue of Pastel Journal, available now in our online shop and on newsstands November 11.
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